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Spider-Man

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Hi, networking isn't my kind of thing, so I'm unsure if this is possible. I've got an OfficeJet G55 All-In-One and wanted to know if it's possible to set up some sort of password or something so only those 'in the know' can use it to print? This is because kids keep printing off pictures of Spongebob and football players which is costing me a fortune in ink, so I want their access withdrawn so only me and my flatmate can print. Theres three servers (XP Home 'servers') - mine, and the two girls - but the kids have access to all our accounts, but we don't want to password protect our servers as the kids do need computer access at times.
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I believe this might be possible by giving the printer access under an account that is password protected and supplying the alternate creditable from the machine(s) you do want to print on, but this isn't guaranteed. Apparently this is possible in Windows 98 and ME, but it looks like XP wise its only available in XP Pro (assuming it is available), as there's next to no real need for it in a home environment.
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Thanks man, I'll give it a try in the morning:)
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